• Yun Luo steps down as head coach of Badminton Scotland

    Scotland: The former Chinese internationalist Yvette Yun Luo who has been in charge of the Scots since 2009 helping them to win a record two medals at the Commonwealth Games, Kirsty Gilmour's silver in women's singles and a bronze for Imogen Bankier and Robert Blair in mixed doubles, plus various titles and medals at other events.Imogen Bankier is Scotland's most successful women's doubles badminton player of all time

    Imogen Bankier is Scotland's most successful women's doubles badminton player of all time

  • Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour is ready for 2016 Rio Olympics

    Kirsty Gilmour admits 2015 will be a big year as she sets her sights on qualification for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Scotland’s highest-ranked badminton singles player has her sights firmly set on the start of the year-long Olympic qualifying race in May, and Bothwell ace Gilmour is keen to get started following her Christmas break.Kristy Gilmour is a Scottish professional badminton player

    Kristy Gilmour is a Scottish professional badminton player

  • Glasgow 2014: Peng Soon-Pei Jing, Jing Yi falter in semis

    Glasgow: On Saturday, Malaysia’s Tee Jing Yi was defeated by Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland 13-21, 19-21 in the semi-finals at the Emirates Arena. Jing Yi inexplicably squandered a big 19-11 lead in the second game allowing Gilmour to come back to win game two.

    "Kirsty came well prepared, I made some unnecessary mistakes in second set and just couldn't finish the game," said the disappointed Jing Yi. In last week's mixed team event, Jing Yi was able to down Gilmour in straight sets.Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing was defeated by Chris Langridge-Heather Olver of England in the mixed doubles semi-final

    Chan Peng Soon-Lai Pei Jing was defeated by Chris Langridge-Heather Olver of England in the mixed doubles semi-final

  • Glasgow 2014: P. Kashyap vs Derek Wong in final

    Glasgow: Rashid Sidek, Wong Choong Hann, Mohd Hafiz Hashim and Lee Chong Wei have created the Malaysia badminton dynasty that garnered 6 men's singles gold medals consecutively since the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games. However, the men's singles gold medal chase was left wide open with the exit of Chong Wei Feng and Daren Liew in quarter-finals on Friday.Derek Wong plays Parupalli Kashyap in the men' singles final at Glasgow Commonwelath Games

    Derek Wong plays Parupalli Kashyap in the men' singles final at Glasgow Commonwelath Games

  • Indonesia Open: Saina Nehwal cruises to quarters

    Jakarta: India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal advanced into the women's singles quarterfinals of Indonesia Open Super Series.Saina Nehwal sails into quarters at Indonesia Open

    Saina Nehwal sails into quarters at Indonesia Open

  • Scotland's women exit European Team Badminton Championships (pic)

    A defeat by Russia finally ended Scotland's women's hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the European Team Championships in Basel.

    Kirsty Gilmour beat Natalia Perminova in the singles and paired with Imogen Bankier to win their doubles match.

    But singles losses for Rebekka Findlay and Caitlin Pringle tied the match before Nina Vislova and Evgeniya Kosetskaya beat the duo in the doubles. Kirsty Gilmour beat Natalia Perminova in the singles and paired with Imogen Bankier to win their doubles match.

    Scotland's men hope to progress as one of the two best runners-up.

    They came back from a 2-0 deficit at the St Jakobshalle venue to beat Belgium 3-2 and finish second in the group behind England to whom they lost 4-1 on Tuesday.

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